Expungements in California

Get Help Navigating California’s Expungement Laws

Are you worried your past criminal convictions will affect your present and future goals or your family’s? As a way to wipe the slate clean, record expungement may be an option, and depending on your unique circumstances, working with an experienced attorney is an effective way of achieving that clean slate. Working with an attorney can help you get criminal conviction permanently removed from your record through expungement.

With expungements in California, the Federal Bureau Investigation and California’s justice department must update files to show that not-guilty pleas have been entered in their cases and that their cases have been dismissed by the criminal court. These cases may involve misdemeanors, felonies, infractions, or DUIs.

Why Pursue Expungements in California?

When you take advantage of expungements with the help of an expungement attorney in California, even though you’ve been convicted of a crime in the past, you can confidently tell a hiring manager that you have not been convicted of any crime, as that criminal conviction has officially been removed.

It’s important to note that according to California’s expungement law, an expungement doesn’t mean that your record has been destroyed. Rather, it means that it has been sealed off so that members of the public can’t access them. In addition, it means you can report having no criminal convictions to employers without being afraid of committing perjury.

Frequently Asked Questions About Expungements

What Can Expungements Not Do in California?

Although expungements in California can generally help you on the job front, you do still have to disclose any past criminal convictions you have if you are seeking a professional or public license, or if you are running for office in the public sector. In addition, you have to disclose your criminal convictions if you are pursuing a government agency job.

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Who Is Not Eligible for Expungement?

Before ex-convicts may file for expungements in California, they must first fulfill their probation terms. In addition, they cannot see expungements if they have served time in California state prison. Per California’s expungement law, expungement is also not an option for anyone who has been convicted of lewd acts with child, statutory rape, kidnapping, or murder.

Receive High-Quality Representation from Attorney Michael C. MacNeil Today

If you’re in need of an expungement, I, attorney Michael C. MacNeil, am ready to give you a new lease on life by helping you through this process. With an expungement, you can finally take advantage of more of the opportunities that life brings your way and therefore enjoy life on a whole new level. 

Note that when you call my office, your phone call will never be answered by a paralegal or secretary. That’s because I, your legal representative, will always serve as your point of contact. There will be no receptionist or assistant between you and me.

Get in touch with me today for a free consultation. We’ll go over your situation and determine next steps with the aim of giving you a brighter future in the years ahead.